Thursday, May 10, 2007

The Great Wars

This is a response to a post that Daniel Foote published on his BLOG page. It is directed to no one other than myself. It is merely a reflection.

mikael john heck said...

It is interesting that we find ourselves talking about war again. Especially this war. In my Western Civilization class we have been watching videos on the great wars (WWI & WWII), and every day after class I leave feeling drained, depressed, and mournful.

We will never know what it was like for those people. We will never know what it was like to be them - to see the things they saw - to smell the things they smelt - to loose your whole family and village in one instant. We can be smug and discuss war all we want. Because we have no idea what war truly is. We see it on our TVs and our computer screens, and we hear what the media tells us and believe what we are told...but we have no idea what war is.

My hear breaks for those who still bare the scars - the memories of those great wars. My heart breaks for those who live today who have seen the devastation of war first hand. And I know this one thing...we can talk about how horrible war is and it should stop, but when we see it up close and have no choice in the matter -- WE FIGHT.

So, I ask the great void this question: for those today who have no choice in the matter (be it Iraq, Africa, Korea, etc.), the ones that have to kill, or be killed...what are WE doing to help? What are we doing to make sure that this awful place isn't the best they will ever know?

We have to do something. Even if that something is crying out, on our knees before the Lord on their behalf (Muslim, Christian, Atheist, Buddhist, whoever).

This post was meant for no one in particular. Maybe only for myself.

May 11, 2007 4:38 AM

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